Jolt to INLD ahead of polls; Delhi HC directs Chautala to surrender by Saturday

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Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before it by tomorrow in connection with JBT scam.
New Delhi, Oct 10: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before it by tomorrow in connection with JBT scam.

The court on Thursday directed Chautala to personally appear in court on Friday in connection with CBI ‘s plea for cancellation of his bail. The Central agency had moved the Delhi HC seeking cancellation of bail granted to Chautala in the JBT scam.

The agency wanted Chautala's date of surrender to be brought forward from October 17 and moved High Court seeking an urgent hearing by saying that Chautala violated bail conditions.

The INLD leader was granted bail on medical grounds, but he has been campaigning for the Haryana assembly elections, which is a violation of the bail conditions.

Chautala was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment by a Delhi court on January 22, 2013 for illegally recruiting 3,206 JBT teachers in the State in 2000.

The High Court had issued notices to CBI and Chautala after senior advocate Vivek Tankha, who appeared for the petitioner, contended that Chautala intends to "misuse the grace period of 17 days given to him to surrender" by planning to campaign during that period.

Earlier on Friday, Chautala appeared in a Delhi court in connection with a disproportionate assets case and sought exemption from appearance.

(With inputs from agencies)

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